UP govt: Haven't received any inputs on Muslim youth in touch with ISI

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UP govt dismisses Rahul Gandhi's claims
Lucknow, Oct 26: Rahul Gandhi's sensational claims that the Intelligence Bureau had told him 'that some Muslim youths from Muzaffarnagar were being contacted by the ISI' has been washed down by the UP government and intelligence agencies in the country.

The UP government on Saturday dismissed Rahul Gandhi's claims that Muslim youth were in touch with Pakistan's intelligence and said that they had no inputs in this regard.

"We have received no inputs whatsoever in this regard by either the intelligence bureau or the union home ministry," Home Secretary Kamal Saxena said.

Even the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) chief Mukul Goel ruled out such inputs from intelligence agencies at the Centre. He said the state intelligence units were on their guard against any such nefarious design by any anti-national group.

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"We are on vigil and surveillance across the state has not brought to light any such thing," he added.

Apart from politicians, even activists questioned Gandhi's claims. Social activist Nutan Thakur also wrote to Gandhi and asked him to name the intelligence officer who held this illegal briefing about ISI being in touch with Muslim youths in Muzaffarnagar.

The statement hurt the Muslims in the state tremendously, who said that Rahul's statements were 'unfortunate.'

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